Motorcyclist flown to hospital after suffering severe head trauma

Posted at 8:24 PM, Oct 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-18 22:24:54-04

UTAH COUNTY — A man was airlifted to a hospital in extremely critical condition Saturday after a motorcycle accident on SR-92 near Sundance.

The accident occurred near mile marker 24 on SR-92, which is also known as the Alpine Scenic Loop, at about 1:45 p.m. when the rider lost control of the motorcycle on a tight curve and was then thrown from the bike.

Utah Department of Public Safety officials stated the man, who was not wearing a helmet, suffered severe head trauma and was airlifted to the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in extremely critical condition.

Officials stated, “Drug use is being investigated as a factor in the crash.”

The man was the only occupant on the motorcycle and no other injuries were reported in connection with the crash.

FOX 13 News will have more information as it becomes available.